Six Chicago Theatre Companies to Offer HOLIDAY THEATRE PASSPORT
Six diverse theatre companies are joining forces to offer the Holiday Theatre Passport, a unique and festive incentive for Chicago theatergoers to explore the city's many alternative holiday theatre offerings. Guests who attend four different productions will receive a free ticket from each theatre to one of their 2014 productions. Guests who attend all six productions will be entered into a drawing for one of five season subscriptions, consisting of memberships or ticket packages to the participating theatres. The Passport also includes discounts to select productions.
Holiday Theatre Passport participants include About Face Theatre's WE THREE LIZAS, eta Creative Arts Foundation, Inc.'s IF SCROOGE WAS A BROTHER, Hell in a Handbag Productions' CHRISTMAS DEAREST, The House Theatre of Chicago's THE NUTCRACKER, Logan Center for the Performing Arts' HARAMBEE PRE-KWANZAA FESTIVAL and Commedia Beauregard's A KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL.
How It Works:
Pick up a Holiday Theatre Passport at any participating theatre. Collect ticket stubs and attach them to the passport (some theatres will attach a stamp or sticker). Mail the completed Passport with your name, address, phone number and email address to: eta Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60619. For information on the Holiday Theatre Passport, visit www.aboutfacetheatre.com.
The Holiday Theater Passport line-up includes:
About Face Theatre's ALL NEW
WE THREE LIZAS
November 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm & 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm
Tickets: www.stage773.com or (773) 327-5252
Liza's back and she's better than ever! Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door - a trio of Liza Minnellis to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-f*?!, redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new Conrad Ticklebottom. It's a quirky holiday musical tale of hope, transformation... and the power of Liza!
eta Creative Arts Foundation, Inc.
IF SCROOGE WAS A BROTHER
October 31, 2013 - December 29, 2013
7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Chicago
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pm
Tickets: www.etacreativearts.org or (773) 752-3955
It's all about Scrooge in this hilarious and heartwarming reconstruction of the classic Christmas ghost tale. Spirited jokes and holiday music chronicle a journey from self-hatred to love as Scrooge faces his past, present and future and learns the wealth of family in this Chicago premiere.
Hell in a Handbag Productions
November 29, 2013 - December 29, 2013
Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3:30 pm; no performance December 8
Tickets: www.handbagproductions.org or (800) 838-3006
CHRISTMAS DEAREST is David Cerda's world premiere musical reimagining of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with the legendary Miss Joan Crawford (Cerda) as the most glamorous Scrooge of all time. Join us as Joan visits her shady past, appalling present and eye-popping future. In keeping with their reputation as Chicago's best camp and parody theater company, expect belly laughs, political incorrectness, lots of drag and even more shocking... heart!
The House Theatre of Chicago
November 8, 2013 - December 29, 2013
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago
Thursday & Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm & 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm and 7 pm